Remembering 9-11… Patriot Day… National Day of Service and Remembrance… Sept. 11, 2021, when America was attacked by al-Qaeda, will live in the hearts of Americans forever… a series of coordinated attacks on U.S. soil that killed nearly 3,000 people from nearly 80 different countries and many who suffered from the after-effects of that horrific day… Then President George Bush said, “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” Those words still ring true today.

As always… Please pray for all of our first responders and healthcare providers.

Important information you need to know… the FNB Community Bank issued a consumer alert to its customers Aug. 30 that said… The Biden administration has proposed requiring all community banks and other financial institutions to report to the IRS on all deposits and withdrawals through business and personal accounts worth more than $600, regardless of tax liability. This indiscriminate, comprehensive bank account reporting to the IRS can soon be enacted in Congress and will create an unacceptable invasion of privacy for our customers… First American Bankers Association, the Bank Policy Institute, the Consumer Bankers Association, and others argued that the “new reporting requirements for financial institutions would impose cost and complexity that are not justified by the potential, and highly uncertain, benefits.” This type of intrusiveness is unforgivable…

Welcome to the world, Flynt James… congratulations to Nick and Dallas Hemby, who gave birth to their new son, Flynt James, Aug. 31… the precious little fella weighed eight pounds and seven ounces and was 21.50 inches long.

Happy birthday greetings are extended to… Lori Lindsey, Reshann Adams, Allie Parnell, Ryan Gill, Gene Lawson, Debbie Bray, Billy Wilson, Dakota Grossman, Kaison Gilbert, Maddie Deel, Ziquan Brown, Sarah Mast, Setul Patel, Caleb Wheeless, Sept. 9… Julie Weatherford Kilby, Lukienna Diggs Walker, Susannah Renz, Tim Toomey, Angela Johnson, Allie McCrary, Ceyani Harris, Katalvion Quiller, Sept. 10… Pam Lord, Windell Hinton, Baleigh McDaniel, Natalie Cawthon, Makayla Sanders, Sept. 11… Wendell Tyson, Bobbie Jo Shaw Wilson, Brad Kendrick, Candace Smith, Judie Whitton-Hood, Sonia Morgan, Sept. 12… Mark Paulk, Stacey Jones, Amber Rakestraw, Lee Bray, BethLynn Jackson, Dale Hansen, Kathleen Kennedy, Carol Hammond, Lisa Martin, Matthew Phillips, Rachel Bosworth, Nerissa Ellerbee, Sept. 13… Shannon Hemphill, Doris Pippin, Jamesan Gramme, Twins, Doug and Russ Head, Donna Drummond, Zach Mangham, Christian White, Morgan Kirkland, Sept. 14… Glenn Berryhill, Linda Raines, Alex Garrard, Danielle Eastman, Kaylee Joiner, Any Schmatz, Patti Chastain, Sheryl Farr, Lewis Minter, Cameron Barfield, Katherine Boardman, Courtney Ellerbee, Cathy Phagan, Sept. 15… we wish for all celebrating birthdays many more happy and healthy ones.

Worth Repeating… Psalm 109:8… Let his days be few: and another take his office… finally a prayer for our president.

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